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Johnny Famechon, Australian boxing world champion, dies aged 77

Australian former featherweight world champion Johnny Famechon has died in Melbourne at the age of 77. The boxer’s most memorable victory was his world title win against the Cuban José Legrá at London’s Albert Hall in 1969. Famechon was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003 and was the third to […]

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Adama Traoré: ‘The first time you hear racist abuse, you can’t believe it’

In the buildup to Barcelona’s Europa League meeting with Napoli in February there was a team talk, just not about tactics this time. They informed their opponents for a start, and this was bigger, the players discussing it in the dressing room and agreeing they would try something new: they were going to take the […]

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New era dawns but Bayern should still be too good for Bundesliga rivals

Is this finally it? Before the start of every season we’re looking for a reason why Bayern Munich might not win the Bundesliga, and it has begun to feel like a vain hope for genuine title competition. In May Bayern were crowned champions for the 10th campaign in a row, and the Rekordmeister have been […]

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Football transfer rumours: Ziyech to Man Utd, Chelsea back in for De Jong?

Chelsea have re-entered the race to sign Manchester United’s top transfer target Frenkie de Jong. The powers-that-be at Old Trafford have been courting the Barcelona playmaker for a number of months now, with the new Dutch head coach Erik ten Hag particularly keen to sign his compatriot. United reportedly had an oven-ready £71million deal on […]

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Commonwealth Games must do more for LGBT rights, says former swimmer

The former Team GB swimmer Michael Gunning has called on the Commonwealth Games to do more to help improve LGBTQ+ rights in member countries as he talked of his “petrifying” experience visiting his home country, Jamaica, for the first time since he came out as gay. Gunning, who retired from swimming earlier this year to […]

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Commonwealth Games: Jamaica shock Australia to shake up netball gold battle

Jhaniele Fowler led the way as Jamaica defeated Australia in a stunning 57-55 upset, beating netball’s No 1-ranked side to take top spot in their Commonwealth Games pool. Down by six goals heading into the last quarter, the Sunshine Girls came storming back before a raucous crowd at Arena Birmingham. Fowler, a four-time Super Netball […]

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Richard Gleeson: ‘Now I’m in this position, I don’t take it for granted’

On the first day of July Richard Gleeson was in his kitchen with his wife, Laura, when his phone pinged, a message from a number he did not recognise. “It was Matthew Mott, saying I’ll call you in two minutes,” he remembers. “I just said to my wife: ‘I think I’m about to get picked […]